Nutritional Management of Joint Disease in Dogs

There are many different factors that go into choosing a diet for a dog with arthritis or joint disease - from the right types of fats to fight inflammation, to the amount of protein to support lean muscle mass. Learn about the key nutritional factors that go into making the best dog foods for joint disease.

Puppy Nutrition Basics

We know through countless research studies that puppies have significantly different nutritional needs than that of adult dogs. We know they need MORE protein, fat, vitamins and minerals within their diet in order to provide nutrients for developing bones, muscles, ligaments and organs. But we also know several nutrients need to be kept in specific ratios in order to make sure those bones, joints or organs develop correctly.

Low Carb Beef Recipe for Dogs

This recipe technically falls under what some would call a species appropriate diet due to it’s restricted carbohydrate composition, and its use of fruits/vegetables, rather than dense carbohydrates for their antioxidant and vitamins/minerals. I think of this recipe a bit differently… Though this recipe is restricted in carbohydrates - it is also high in protein [...]

NEW RESEARCH Nutritional DCM in Dogs (Foodomic Analysis of Diets Associated DCM)

A new study was released on August 5th 2021 that may provide new insights, and avenues for future research concerning nutritional dilated cardiomyopathy in dogs. The research centered around biochemical analysis of diets associated with cases of nutritional DCM in dogs, and compared those compounds to those in diets not associated with cases of nutritional [...]

Online Animal Nutrition Courses & Certificates

You should know that the term "Animal Nutritionist" doesn't actually mean that much. The term is not protected, and anyone with an interest in nutrition for animals can call themselves an "Animal Nutritionist". Generally speaking though, most job positions require a bachelors in a related field - such as Biology, Animal Science, Animal Nutrition, Food [...]

Is Raw Dog Food Fueling the Spread of Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria?

A recent press release by The Guardian has been making headlines all over the world after a research study was published looking at antibiotic-resistant bacteria within dog foods in Portugal. “Researchers warned of “an international public health risk” after finding antibiotic-resistant bacteria in a range of different types of raw dog food.“The trend for feeding [...]